This summer, treat yourself to an inspiring garden experienceand visit a spectacular garden near you. Most of us haven't the means or the expertise to achieve such grandeur, but we can draw inspiration from these extraordinary settings.

 

Each year since 1995, the Garden Conservancy has opened distinguished private gardens to the public through its Open Days program. This season, the program continues until early November, and Fine Gardening is pleased to give away 8 prize packages. The packages will include 6 tickets and an Open Days directory. Each individual ticket is good for one visit to any of the private gardens, which are located all over the United States.

How to enter

For a chance to win a prize package, select a garden you'd like to visit and post a comment here by May 1 telling us why you'd like to see that particular garden and what you hope to learn. Winners will be selected at random shortly after that date and notified by email.

The Hollister House Garden in Washington, Conn.; one of the gardens patricipating in the Open Days program.

 

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